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John Buck
from Auction House Records.
The Singing Voice, 1998
Art © John Buck/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY See Details
Biography from Gallery Paule Anglim:
John Buck (b. 1946 Ames, Iowa)

Education:
1968 Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design, Kansas City, MO, B.F.A.
1971 Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Skowhegan, ME
1972 University of California, Davis, M.F.A.

Teaching:
1971-72 University of California, Davis. Teaching Assistant
1972-73 Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham, England
1973-75 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Sculpture Instructor
1975 Mira Costa College, Carlsbad, CA. Ceramics Instructor, Summer
1976 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Visiting Artist
1976-84 Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Assistant Professor, Sculpture
1984-87 Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. Adjunct Assistant Professor; Graduate Student Consultant
1989 Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Visiting Artist.
Utah State University, Logan, UT. Visiting Artist.

Scholarships:
1970 Mary Lou Osbourne Fund, University of California, Davis, CA.
1970-71 Federal Fellowship Education Allowance Fund
1971 Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Skowhegan, ME
1972-73 Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Cheltenham, England Teaching Fellowship

Grants and Awards:
1970 Second Annual Shasta College Invitational Art Exhibit, Redding, CA. Purchase Award
1971 Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibition, University of California, Davis, CA. Purchase Award
1980 National Endowment for the Arts. Individual Artist Grant
1984 Awards in the Visual Arts. National Artists Award

Commissions:
1988 Washington State Arts Commission, University Hospital, Olympia, WA
1989 Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA. Three Generations
1991 Ahmanson Commercial Development, Chicago, IL. The Loop, 1990, cast bronze.
1999 Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR Music in the Sky 1999, cast bronze;
The Hawk & the Dove 1999, cast bronze.
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA. The Accompaniment 1999, wood panel; The Waltz 1999, wood panel.
2002 Meridian Plaza, Sacramento, CA. Sacramento 2002, wood sculpture;
Pomo Hupa Yurok, 2002 wood panel; Mission, 2002 wood panel;
Gold Rush, 2002 wood panel; The Big Four, 2002 wood panel.
2006-07 Harsch Investment Properties, South Shore Center, Alameda, CA.
Untitled # 3076.1, 2007, bronze sculpture; Untitled # 3077.1, 2007, bronze sculpture.

Solo Exhibitions:
1972 UC Davis, Davis, CA, John E. Buck: MFA.
1974 Mira Costa College, Carlsbad, CA
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1975 University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
1979 Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, John Buck: Polychrome Wood Sculpture,
March 6-31, 1979.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1981 Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, April 10 - May 12
Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, John Buck, April 2-25, 1981.
1982 Concord Gallery, New York, NY
Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA,
John Buck: A Month of Sundays, January 8 - February 10;
Travel to: Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA,
September 10 - October 7. Brochure
1983 Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, March 9 - April 2
Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, John Buck, August 11- September 25. Travel to: Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,
Chicago, IL, October 14 - November 18; Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado
Springs, CO, December 2, 1983 - January 20, 1984; Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, CO, March 1
- April 1, 1984; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, June 28 - July 22, 1984. Poster. Catalogue
1984 Asher Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February - March
Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, MT, John Buck, October 26 - November 24, 1984.
1985 Paris Gibson Square, Center for Contemporary Arts, Great Falls, MT,
John Buck: Woodblock Prints, January 27 - February 27, 1985.
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, April 10 - May 11
Santa Cruz County Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA, John Buck, July 27 - September 22
Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY, John Buck, October 10 - November 9
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, John Buck, August 7-31
1986 Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY, John Buck, November 6 - December 6
Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago, IL, John Buck, November 21, 1986 - January 3, 1987
1987 Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, HI, John Buck: New Works From Kona, Apr 22-May 27.
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX, October 22 -November 20. Brochure
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, October 23 - November 28
Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1987 - January 9, 1988
1988 Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, February 12 - March 13
Moss-Chumley Gallery, Dallas, TX, February 13 - March 26, 1988.
Volcano Art Center, Volcano, HI, March 4 - April 2, 1988.
Studio 7, Holualoa, HI, March 12 - April 2, 1988.
John Berggruen Gallery, Monadnock Building, San Francisco, CA John Buck: Recent Sculpture,
Sep 16 - Oct 29.
Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY, October 6 - November 5, 1989
Galerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbour Islands, FL, John Buck: Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper,
February 3-25
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, February 10 - March 2
1990 J. Noblett Gallery, Boyes Hot Springs, CA, August 18 - September 16
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, John Buck: New Sculpture, September 7 - October 13
1991 Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, John Buck, May 3 - June 15
Esprit Sculpture Garden/John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
John Buck: Large Scale Bronzes - An Outdoor Exhibition, September 24 - November.
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Recent Sculpture: An Indoor Exhibition, Oct 3-26.
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, John Buck: Woodblock Prints, December 6, 1991 - January 10,
1992
Ann Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, FL, John Buck: New Sculpture, December 12, 1991 - January 7, 1992
1992 Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, John Buck, July 27 - August 17
1993 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 10 - October 9
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA, John Buck:
Woodblock Prints, October 14, 1993 - February 27, 1994.
Travel to Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, May 27 - July 24, 1994; University of Southwestern
Louisiana, Lafayette, September 10 - November 18, 1994; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs,
CA, December 16, 1994 - February 19, 1995; Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI, April 5 - June 11,
1995. Poster. Catalogue
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, October 15 - November 13
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, John Buck: Sculpture and Works on Paper, Nov 16 - Dec 30, 1993.
1994 Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, John Buck, May 27 - June 27, 1994.
Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, In Context: John Buck, September 2 - October 30
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, John Buck: Sculpture, Dec 16, 1994 - Feb 19, 1995. Brochure
1995 Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, January-
Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, MT, John Buck: Print Exhibition, June 2-July , 1995.
Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, John Buck: Sculpture and Prints, September 22-October 28, 1995
Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO, John Buck: Sculpture and Prints, October 6-November 11
1996 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, John Buck, New Work, September 6-October 19
1998 Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, John Buck: Carved Wood and Blown Glass Sculpture, Oct 2-
1999 DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, John Buck, May 4 - June 4, 1999. Catalog.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR John Buck: Recent Sculpture
and Woodblock Prints, October 8-December 18. Catalogue. Travel to: Holter Museum of Art, Helena,
MT , January 14-March 12, 2000; The Plains Museum, Fargo, ND; The Western Gallery, Western
Washington University, Bellingham, WA, October 9-December 2, 2000.
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI Selections From the Collection: John Buck, June-
2000 Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT. John Buck: Recent Sculpture & Woodblock Prints,
Jan 14 - March 12, 2000.
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL John Buck, March 9 - April 1, 2000.
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA. John Buck: Self Contained, March 10 - May 28, 2000.
2001 David Floria Gallery, Aspen CO. John Buck: New Sculpture, Reliefs & Wood Block Prints,
July 26-Aug 29, 2001.
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA. John Buck, December 8 - January 13, 2002.
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL John Buck: New Work, March 2 - April 21, 2001.
2003 DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, John Buck: Sculpture and Prints, March 11- April 5, 2003.
Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO,
John Buck: A Selection of Prints, 1980-2003 and Recent Sculpture,
August 13 - November 1, 2003.
2004 Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO, John Buck, May 1 - June 19, 2004.
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, John Buck, June 17 – July 31, 2004.
2005 The Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery, Bozeman, MT, John Buck: Sculpture and Prints,
March 21 - May 2, 2005.
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, John Buck, March 26 - April 30, 2005.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, John Buck Prints, March 31 - June, 2005.
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY, John Buck, September 9 - October 31, 2005.
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL John Buck, October 28 - December 3, 2005.
2006 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, John Buck, January 12 - February 4, 2006.
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, John Buck,
September 29-December 16, 2006.
2008 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, John Buck, May 1- May 31, 2008.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA, John Buck: Iconography, May 24 - Nov 17, 2008.

Selected Public Collections:
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Atlantic Richfield Company, Dallas, TX
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Bank America Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Contemporary Art Center, Honolulu, HI
Dain Bosworth Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
First Union Bank Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Honolulu Advertiser Collection, Honolulu, HI
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Meridian Plaza, Sacramento, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
The St. Paul Companies, Minneapolis, MN
Tri-City Corporate Center, San Bernardino, CA
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
University of Washington Hospital, Seattle, WA
Frederick R. Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

Selected Lectures / Artist in Residence / Visiting Artist / Workshops:
1972 Gloucester College of Art and Design, Cheltenham, England.
1973 University of London, Goldsmiths.
University of California Davis, CA.
1974 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Mira Costa College, Carlsbad, CA
1975 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
1976 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Visiting Artist
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
1977 University of Texas, Austin, TX.
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX.
1979 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1980 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL.
1981 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1982 University of California, San Diego, CA.
1989 Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Visiting Artist.
1989 Utah State University, Logan, UT. Visiting Artist.
1994 Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
1997 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. Artist in Residence.
2001 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, July 2001.
De Rosa Perserve, Napa Valley, CA
2002 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. Artist in Residence.
2003 Madison Print Club, WI
2004 Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN. Visiting Artist.
2006 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Juror, Minnesota National Print Biennial.
2007 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. Artist in Residence.

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
From a Tanden Press publications guide:  note the Butler does not own any works by this artist)

Born 1946 in Ames, Iowa.

Education : 1968 BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and school of Design; 1971 Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting; 1972 MFA University of California, Davis

Exhibits (solo)
1989 Galeries Ninety-Nine in Bay Harbour Islands, Florida; Anne Reed Gallery in Ketchum, ID; 1988 Kansas City Art Institute; Moss-Chumley Gallery in Dalles, TX; Volcano Art Center; Studio 7 in Olualoa, HI; Carlo Lamagna Gallery; 1987 Contemporary Arts Center in Honolulu; San Antonio Art Institute; Robischon Gallery in Denver; Asher/Faure Gallery in Los Angeles; 1986 Foster White Gallery i Seattle; Carlo Lamagna Gallery; Zolla Lierberman in Chicago; 1985 Pris Gibson Square in Great Falls, MT; Santa Cruz County Art Museum; 1984 Asher Faure Gallery; Brunswick Gallery in Missoula, MT: 1983 Fuler Goldeen Gallery in San Francisco; Yellowstone Art Cnete; 1982 Concord Gallery; Mandeville Art Gallery in University of Chicago; 1981 Morgan Gallery in Kansas City; Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery

Exhibits (group)
1989 Three Contemporary Presses Associated American Artists; 1988 Impressions at Brody's Gallery in Washington DC; Vision of Printmakers at Moody Gallery of Art; Editions East and West at Cheney Cowles Museum in Spokane, WA; 1988 Selected works : Sharks Incorporated at Boulder Center for the Visual Arts; On the Edge at Mia Gallery in Seattle; 1987 The artist and the myth at Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art in Monterey; 1986 Public and Private at The Brooklyn Museum; Spectrum at Corcoran Gallery of Art; 1985 Sculptors and their prints at Herbert Palmer Gallery in Los Angeles; 1984 The 20th century at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Awards : 1984 Awards inthe visual arts; 1980 National Endowment for the Arts ; 1971 Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibit at University of California Davis; 1970 Second Annual Shasta College


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